God Bless America

A Captivating Account of the Role of Religion in Founding the United States

by Dean C. Coddington & Richard L. Chapman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9781583488393
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9780595907861
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9780595907762

About the Book

"Carefully reviewing events from 1500 AD to 1830 AD, Coddington and Chapman provide a persuasive list of examples of how they believe God favorably intervened in the establishment of the United States. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with their arguments, you will be amazed at the number of times the margin between victory and defeat was determined by factors totally outside human control."
-C. Craig Williford, PhD, president, Denver Seminary

With the deep division in the United States today over religion and politics, the question of religion's decisive role in shaping America's founding and heritage remains a pivotal one. Dean Coddington and Richard Chapman bring a unique and highly informative contribution to this ongoing dialogue by examining religion's influence on early American history through such tools as probability analysis.

Coddington and Chapman question whether religion and a desire for independence worked together to establish and sustain early America. They explore the connection through their comprehensive summaries of the American Revolution, the first six presidencies, the Louisiana Purchase, and other historically significant events up until 1830. They also take a closer look at an often-overshadowed component in the equation: the first and second Great Awakenings, religious revivals that effectively changed America's culture.

With detailed examples, documented evidence, and thoughtful conclusions, God Bless America is a powerful addition to the growing collection of literature on this controversial topic.

About the Author

Dean C. Coddington earned an MBA from Harvard and is a professional economic researcher with more than 40 years of experience. Richard L. Chapman has a PhD in political science from Syracuse University and has had a long career in policy analysis for federal and state government. The longtime friends live in the Denver area.